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There's more than one way to lighten up for spring. Trading in the heavy tote that carried you through the winter is an option. Downsizing the everyday essentials you usually pack it with is another. Replacing dark shades with cheery colors? Well, that's just common sense. This season's colorful cross-body bags do all three---and their hands-free straps make them the perfect bag for any hands-on activities.

With festivals, summer events, and strolls in the park ahead of us, we've found 20 bright options that deserve to be strapped close to our hearts.

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Valentino, $1,675; intermixonline.com

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Banana Republic, $120; bananarepublic.com

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See by Chloé, $564; matchesfashion.com

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Kara, $320; shopbird.com

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H&M, $50; hm.com

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Botkier, $198; botkier.com

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Saint Laurent, $1,350; net-a-porter.com

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Kate Spade, $298; katespade.com

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Forever 21, $23; forever21.com

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A.L.C., $495; barneys.com

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Chloé, $795; saksfifthavenue.com

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Rebecca Minkoff, $175; rebeccaminkoff.com

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Furla, $478; furla.com

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Marc by Marc Jacobs, $398; shopbop.com

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Sunday Best, $65; aritzia.com

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Rovimoss, $295; rovimoss.com

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Elizabeth and James, $545; shopbop.com

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Mulberry, $420; mulberry.com

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Zara, $70; zara.com

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Topshop, $58; topshop.com